News and Events - Inquests & Public Inquiries


10th Mar 2022News

Draft Terms of Reference for Covid 19 Inquiry Finally Published

The Government has today published the long awaited draft terms of reference for the public inquiry into the COVID 19 Pandemic. The publication today is understood to have been preceded by consultation with the appointed Inquiry Chair, Baroness Hallett and work with ministers in the devolved administrations. In examining the COVID 19 response and its […]

7th Mar 2022News

Nikita McNeill appears in Inquest into the death of Corrie McKeague

The inquest into the death of Airman Corrie McKeague resumed today in Suffolk Coroner’s Court. Mr McKeague went missing during a night out in Bury St Edmunds on 24 September 2016. Following an extensive search and police investigation Mr McKeague was never found. The Coroner is holding a rare inquest in the absence of a […]

30th Sep 2021News

Beaconsfield Coroner halts inquest for police to re-open criminal investigation

Peter Lownds represented the family of James Casey, a 37 year old man, who died during an incident in which he was restrained by customers at a pub in Buckinghamshire in September 2019. At the end of the second day of an inquest held at Beaconsfield Coroners Court, the Coroner adjourned the inquest and invited […]

3rd Sep 2021News

IICSA report concludes that child sexual abuse has been found in most major UK religions

Nikita McNeill was Junior Counsel to the Inquiry in the investigation into Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings which examined evidence from 38 religious groups, including sects from Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The Inquiry heard evidence of shocking failings across a number of religious organisations. The report concluded that the figures provided to the […]